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Wedding Officiant Dean Merrill


One of Los Angeles and Ventura county's most requested wedding officiants bringing 19 years’ experience creating one-of-a-kind, personalized, meaningful and creative ceremonies with style and panache!



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Wedding officiant in Port Hueneme

If you are here and planning a wedding, you are my special guest!! C’mon in!!

I have been presiding over weddings for nearly two decades and I am fully aware of the long road of preparation that stands before you. But take heart, as the saying goes: “Don’t worry – Be Happy!” I have never been involved in a wedding-day disaster. Your wedding will be GREAT!


Wedding Pastor Port Hueneme, CA

As your wedding officiant, I am certain that you will assign the numerous responsibilities to competent individuals who take it to heart that every project they undertake (Especially a wedding) is excellent. Quality is assured when preparation is present. This is specifically the case when it comes to a trusted rapport with your wedding pastor. I wholeheartedly believe that a fantastic wedding is one-of a kind written love story. It is the grand finale of the special road you have traveled that brings you to your wedding day.

Your wedding should not be a “yawner,” dull, or outdated. One of my thoughts about tradition is that we respect it, but we don’t worship it. As your wedding officiant we will develop a personalized wedding that will be appealing and touching. It will be a celebration of what makes you unique and worthy of a lifetime commitment. My responsibility is to understand your vision and expectations for your wedding, which is 100% about YOUR dreams and desires.


Minister in Port Hueneme
 
My job is to create a one-of-a-kind memorable occasion that has your love story and personalities etched in stone. How does this happen?It is a simple process, but one that is often overlooked. Friendship-building with your wedding ministers is the key to a wonderful wedding. My desire is to spend quality time with you and become your friend and guide. As I approach 20 years of performing weddings, I make it a point to get to know a bride and groom as much as possible.

I have never “appeared” at a wedding in Port Hueneme without knowing the brida and groom whom I will be marrying. Preparation requires that we meet and develop a friendship to ensure that your wedding is exactly what YOU desire. An overwhelming percentage of weddings performed by wedding officiants are scripts.Your names are plugged into the blank lines and 20 minutes later your wedding is ready to go. With all due respect, I know of many wedding officiants who MAIL separate questionnaires to the bride and groom, then take their answers and write a scripted ceremony.


For couples who don’t know the difference, this person may seem to be the “sufficient-officiant.”However, I know from experience that nothing can replace us meeting face to face or via Skype if we live a distance from each other. I am humbled and gratified that there are usually many guests who approach me after a wedding commenting on how much it meant to them that the ceremony had a personal and meaningful touch.These types of reactions happen because we have taken the time to know each other. We form a friendship that is “real” as we approach your wedding day. Your wedding ceremony can be the momentum that will allow your reception to be 10 times better than it would have been had you settled for less than best, and I would be thrilled to speak with you and create a wedding day that you and your guests will always remember.

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